Cabinet Maker Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Cabinet Makers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.40 per hour nationwide. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than a third enjoy medical while just under one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-seventh. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,614 - $65,145
$25K
$43K
$65K
MEDIAN: $43,268
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50%
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$11.73 - $25.65
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.40
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$0$65K
Salary $24,614 - $65,145
Bonus $200.00 - $3,500
Profit Sharing $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,902 - $60,433
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.73 - $25.65
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $17.20 - $37.38
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $200.00 - $3,500
Profit Sharing $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,902 - $60,433
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 589

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Job Description for Cabinet Maker

Cabinet makers work with a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, and steel. They work in both residential and commercial settings to build and install cabinetry and storage sections. In some situations, cabinet makers are also designers; in others, they are simply required to be able to read and follow blueprints and implement the vision of a designer or architect.

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Cabinet Maker Tasks

  • Build cabinets with the aid of blueprints, specifications, and part calculations.
  • Prepare cost and time estimates in addition to conserving use of equipment and supplies.
  • Trim and verify dimensions before fastening and adhering components; sanding, staining, sealing and painting surfaces; and adding hardware.
  • Cut and shape selected wood by operating power saws, planers, sanders, jointers, routers, and nailers.

Common Career Paths for Cabinet Maker


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There are some Cabinet Makers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Construction Project Managers, where earnings are an average $70K annually. Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers or Cabinetmaker Foremans are common next-step roles for Cabinet Makers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Bench Carpenter Cabinetmakers is $1K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Cabinetmaker Foremans.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cabinet Maker

Pay by Experience for a Cabinet Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Cabinet Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 180 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cabinet Maker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 145 salaries. An experienced Cabinet Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 247 salaries. A Cabinet Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 213 salaries.

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Key Stats for Cabinet Maker

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Cabinet Maker Salaries

▲19%

▲10%

National Average
$38,000

▼2%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Cabinet Maker Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▲62%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲11%

foreman
▲10%



CNC/NC
▲1%

National Average
$38,000

Design
▼1%

Manufacturing Fabrication
▼6%

Cabinet Maker
▼8%

Blueprints
▼14%

Assembler
▼22%

Painting
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 60%
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